(CNN) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich stumbled upon a new campaign line Tuesday during an appearance on CNBC. The former House speaker came to the conclusion that policies he shepherded through the House of Representatives led to GOP rival Mitt Romney’s personal wealth.
“I was part of (the late Rep.) Jack Kemp's little cabal of supply-siders who, largely by helping convince (President Ronald) Reagan and then working with Reagan, profoundly changed the entire trajectory of the American economy in the nineteen-eighties,” Gingrich said. “You could make the argument that I helped Mitt Romney get rich because I helped pass the legislation.”
Washington (CNN) - New questions are being raised about Mitt Romney's last days as governor of Massachusetts and the way he handled records of his administration. Those same questions are following Romney on the campaign trail, raising concerns by some about how transparent he would be if elected president.
The office of Romney's successor, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, sent CNN documents showing that Romney's administration spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to completely replace computers in his office, just before Patrick assumed the governorship in January of 2007. The documents are two lease agreements for the computers. The first one, from 2005, shows the state paid just over $107,000 for the computers. That agreement was supposed to last three years.
Paradise Valley, Arizona (CNN) - Mitt Romney signaled Tuesday he would step up his media outreach as he attempts to fend off a steadily encroaching Newt Gingrich, and vowed he "will not be quiet" about contrasting his record with that of the former House speaker.
Gingrich's lead in Iowa has solidified in recent polls, prompting questions about Romney's continued focus on attacking President Barack Obama amid what some now view as a two-man race for the GOP nomination.
New York (CNNMoney) - President Obama traveled to the heart of Republican Kansas on Tuesday, where he presented Americans with a choice: a "fair shot" with him, or a return to "you're on your own economics."
Obama firmly embraced the rhetoric of income inequality, and laid out a plan to rebuild the middle class.
(CNN) – Rick Santorum became the latest GOP presidential candidate to criticize opponent Newt Gingrich over immigration, saying the former House speaker's policies amounted to "false compassion."
"I understand Congressman Gingrich saying, 'Well, you know, people have been here and they've been good citizens and paying taxes.' Yeah, under somebody else's Social Security number because you stole it," Santorum said Tuesday to a group of supporters in Spencer, Iowa.
(CNN) - Newt Gingrich leads the pack of GOP presidential candidates in a fourth straight poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus goers.
Thirty-one percent of people questioned in a CBS News/New York Times survey say that the former House speaker is their choice for their party's nominee, with 17 percent supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and 16% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. The poll's Tuesday afternoon release comes four weeks before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, which kick off the Republican presidential primary and caucus calendar.
(CNN) - Donald Trump's Republican presidential debate took another hit Wednesday when White House hopeful Mitt Romney said he wouldn't participate in the event.
Romney is now the third candidate to decline Trump's invitation to participate in the event. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Texas Rep. Ron Paul both said earlier this week they were skipping the debate, questioning Trump's seriousness as a political moderator.
(CNN) - Two of the most socially conservative Republican presidential hopefuls were quick to pound Pres. Barack Obama Tuesday for a new administration directive promoting gay rights abroad through the use of American foreign aid dollars.
Obama's order, issued in a memorandum Tuesday, instructs "all agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons."
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's stable and honest and will be the next president of the United States, just ask his wife.
Ann Romney hit the campaign trail Tuesday to make a personal case for her husband to be the next GOP nominee in the race for the White House.
Sioux Center, Iowa (CNN) - At times Rick Santorum came across as testy and some might say condescending at an event with students Monday night at a conservative Christian college in rural northwest Iowa.
During a question and answer session, a couple of Dordt College students –one former and one current– within the span of about 20 minutes of each other gave the Republican hopeful an earful about his positions on social issues.